The Flintstones is an animated, prime-time American television sitcom that ran from September 30, 1960, to April 1, 1966, on ABC. Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, The Flintstones was about a working-class Stone-Age man's life with his family and his next-door neighbor and best friend. It has since been re-released on both DVD and VHS. The show celebrated its 50th anniversary on September 30, 2010.
Critics and fans alike agree that the show was an animated imitation of The Honeymooners. William Hanna admitted that "At that time, The Honeymooners was the most popular show on the air, and for my bill, it was the funniest show on the air. The characters, I thought, were terrific. Now, that influenced greatly what we did with The Flintstones ... The Honeymooners was there, and we used that as a kind of basis for the concept."
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